Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Quilt Festival

by Karen on May 26, 2012

in quilts

Over at Amy’s Creative Side the festival is still going on.  You can vote for Viewers Choice right now by going through the thumbnail photos of all the quilts entered.  My quilt Star Crazy is number 531 if you wish to vote for me Smile

There is also a nomination form here if you wish to go through all the quilts and select your favorites to list on the form for voting that will start tomorrow I believe.  I know it is a lot to go through if you have not been following the festival since it started.  I think she might need to simplify this the next time she has a festival.  Also it needs to be stressed that when people enter a quilt into her show that they say in their blog post what methods they used.  If there is no close up photos you can tell if a quilt is hand quilted, machine quilted, if someone had it professionally done or did it themselves on a home machine.  From a photo you can’t always tell is the quilt bed size, a throw size ect.

Have fun looking through all the quilts!

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Circles done

by Karen on May 26, 2012

in quilts

Last night I went and woke up at about 1 AM or so and was awake for awhile, I usually do not sew but as I sat there wishing I was sleeping instead I finished sewing the circles on the row of Joseph’s Coat that I was working on yesterday – that is right these rows are getting so short now that yesterday I was able to sew the row on twice!  Why twice you might ask – because I wasn’t paying attention and I was almost finished sewing the row on when I noticed I hadn’t started at the top of the row but at the segment second from the top!  Image the words coming out of my mouth when I discovered that minutes away from thinking I had the row sewed on in place!!

All was well in the end – I took a break – unpicked stitches – took another break and then sewed it back in place before the end of the day.


Last night before going to bed I worked on the Pineapple Square wall hanging and I have two more blocks quilted, I will do the border part today and give it another crank and move on at some point this weekend – most likely later today as I always seem to find a couple minutes here and there to quilt.


My little tree frog is still living in the fern – I look at it every day and he is sitting in the water reservoir enjoying the cooling water I suppose – he must hunt for bugs off and on at various times of the day and night as whenever I look he is most often right back there in his summer home!  Sometimes when I am sitting on the porch all of a sudden I will hear him start to make his loud croaking noises – so much noise coming out of such a small frog.  Yes that pot is kind of dirty, but I’m not going to try to wash it now – it might drive him away. Smile


I will get around to beginning the next row of Joseph’s Coat today – I might mix two of the next colors together for it – I want to try to get all of these colors used but I am beginning to run out of space.  I will play with color placement a little I think as I get some pieces cut.